Eh, okay, so Big Baby doesn't quite have the star power that the other two ballers mentioned above have, but the story that Shaq shares about his former Boston Celtics teammate in his new book, Shaq Uncut: My Story, is still plenty entertaining. According to Shaq, he threatened to punch Big Baby in the face last year during a game against the Lakers when the Celts forward repeatedly refused to give him the ball.
"'Big Baby' Davis kept looking me off and taking it himself," Shaq writes. "Doc is shouting at him to go inside, but he won't. So Doc calls timeout and draws up a play for me. I go out there, and I back Andrew Bynum way under the rim. I'm loose, I'm ready. I've got Bynum under the basket and again, Baby won't give me the ball. So I go up to him and say, 'If you ever miss me again, I'm going to punch you in the face.' I was hot."
"Two nights later, we're playing in Sacramento and here we go again," he continues. "I take three shots the entire night and again I've got my man isolated underneath the basket, and Baby ignores me and takes a jump shot. So the next time we're in the huddle, I let Baby have it. I tell him, 'Pass me the fucking ball inside.' He comes back at me a little bit and now I'm really heated. All hell is breaking loose. We're going back and forth. Doc is standing there and he's not saying a word. The message is pretty clear: Work this out yourselves. I tell Baby, 'You're a selfish player. Everyone on this team knows it.' Hey, all the fans knew it. He takes shots when he shouldn't."
Okay, Shaq. You've convinced us. We'll buy the damn book. Happy? [via Boston Globe]